Vectorman 2 (Sega Genesis, 1996)
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|Vectorman is back to battle through 25 levels filled with detailed animation and special effects. In the not so distant future, Earth has become little more than a repository for toxic sludge. Vectorman, a robot originally designed to clean up the mess, has decided instead to rid the world of its latest enemy -- mutant insects. Call on your powers of morphing to change into the shape of your foes, or simply blast them with your Laser Cannon, Pulse Beam, Fire Ball and Super Shot. Turn into a powerful tank or rhinoceros (to name a few) and take on all who dare confront you. Use your inline skates to make a hasty escape or to quickly search for the three hidden bonus levels. The world needs your help....once again!
The gameplay is similar to the previous game. Vectorman has a different set of weapons, including a pulse beam, energy shot, and supershot guns. Vectorman can also now transform into insect forms such as a fire ant, a rhino, and "shield bug" that repels attacks. Unlike the original Vectorman, the full-level transformations featured in this game are not used to combat bosses as that is left to the human-form Vectorman. There are 22 levels divided into seven parts in all.
The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the first Vectorman a score of 8.25 out of 10, unanimously praising the advanced graphics and animation, large levels with numerous hidden areas, strong audio, and ability to change into different forms. GamePro's Scary Larry gave it a rave review, stating that "your jaw will hang open in amazement at what Vectorman does with the 16-bit Genesis engine. This platform game comes on with great guns, a morphing hero, and diverse, well-detailed levels." He also praised the simple controls, advanced graphics, and sound effects, and scored it a 5/5 in graphics, control, and FunFactor and a 4.5/5 in sound. Both Electronic Gaming Monthly and GamePro awarded it Best Genesis Game of 1995.
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Number of Players||1|
|ESRB Rating||K-A - Kids to Adults|
|ESRB Descriptor||Animated Violence|
|Game Series||Vectorman Series|
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